Rohit Shetty (born 14 March 1974) is an Indian film director, stuntman, writer, producer and television host who works in Hindi cinema. His movies are often mixed genres of action, comedy and masala films.
His breakthrough came with the first installment of comedy film franchise Golmaal, Golmaal (2006) starring Ajay Devgn and Arshad Warsi, which became sleeper hit. Further subsequent other successful films in franchise included Golmaal Returns (2008) and Golmaal 3 (2010), which became one of the highest-grossing film of the year.
Shetty returned in action genre with Singham (2011) after eight years of his debut action thriller Zameen. It also starred Ajay Devgn in lead, the film turned out one of the highest grosser of the year. Later on, it expanded in Cop Universe franchise with other successful films such as Singham Returns (2014), Simmba (2018), Sooryavanshi (2021). His other notable success includes Bol Bachchan (2012), Chennai Express (2013) starring Shah Rukh Khan, which became the highest grossing Hindi film surpassing 3 Idiots at that time and Dilwale (2015).
Apart from film directing, he has also hosts the stunt-based adventure show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi since 2014.
Shetty was born to M. B. Shetty and Ratna, a Bollywood junior artist, who has acted in Hindi and Kannada films. He has four siblings.
Rohit Shetty is very private about his personal life and does not share much about it with the public. However, it is known that he is married to Maya More, a banker. They have one son together, Ishaan Rohit Shetty.
Rohit and Maya met in 2002 and got married in 2005. They have a very strong and happy relationship. Rohit has said that Maya is his biggest supporter and that he could not do what he does without her.
Rohit is also very close to his family, especially his parents. He has said that his parents have always been there for him and that he is very grateful for their love and support.
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Rohit is a very busy person, but he always makes time for his family and friends. He enjoys spending time with his son and playing with him. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and going on vacations with her.
Overall, Rohit Shetty is a very private person, but he is also a loving husband, father, and son. He is an inspiration to many, and he is sure to continue to achieve great things in the future.
Rohit Shetty Age Girlfriend Wife Family Biography
|Profession(s)||Film Director, Producer, Host|
|Famous for||Directing the Bollywood film series ‘Golmaal’|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 178 cm
in meters– 1.78 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 10”
|Body Measurements (approx.)||– Chest: 46 Inches
– Waist: 44 Inches
– Biceps: 16 Inches
|Debut||Film (Director): Zameen (2003)
TV (Host): Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi Darr Ka Blockbuster (2014)
|Awards||• 2013: Best film at Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards India for the film ‘Chennai Express’
• 2013: Power Club – Box Office Award at Zee Cine Awards for the film ‘Bol Bachchan’
• 2014: Mr. Box Office India Blockbuster at Star Box Office India Awards for the film ‘Singham Returns’
• 2018: Best Film (Jury’s Choice Award) at Zee Cine Awards for the film ‘Golmaal Again’
|Date of Birth||14 March 1974 (Thursday)|
|Age (as of 2023)||49 Years|
|School||St. Mary’s High School & Junior College, Mumbai|
|Address||He resides in an apartment at Hasya Kalakar Mehmood Chowk, Juhu, Mumbai.|
|Tattoo(s)||He has a tatto on his right arm and left arm.
|Controversies||• Rohit Katrina fight:
In 2020, in an interview, Rohit said that he made a comment on actress Katrina Kaif who was a part of his film ‘Sooryavanshi.’ The comment that he made on Katrina was,
Katrina, I will tell you honestly, no one is going to look at you.
Rohit made this comment in connection to a scene that was shown in the trailer where Katrina was seen with Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, and Ranveer Singh. After he revealed this in the interview, many people called him sexist.
Katrina clarified the controversy and took to social media and said,
Dear Friends and Well-wishers… I normally do not comment on media reports or articles… But in this case, I feel a comment made by Rohit Sir has been taken out of context and is been entirely misunderstood. I am referring to the comment as reported that Rohit Shetty said, ‘No one would look at me in the frame, as there are three boys there and a blast happening.” Hindustan Times
• CBI Bribery case:
In 2015, he attracted controversy when he was accused of bribery to Censor Board to pass his film Singham Returns. The Indian Express
• Bad Muslim Good Muslim:
In 2021, he attracted controversy when there were questions on depicting good Muslim and bad Muslims logic in his film Sooryavanshi. In an interview, he talked about this and said,
If I ask you one question, Jaykant Shikare was Hindu a Marathi, in this universe second came a Hindu Godman was there, then in Simmba a Maharashtrian again. In these three negative forces were Hindu. Why isn’t that a problem? Hindustan Times
|Relationships & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Prachi Desai (actress) (rumoured)
|Marriage Date||Year, 2005|
|Wife/Spouse||Maya Rohit Shetty (banker)
|Parents||Father– M. B. Shetty (stuntman)
• Hriday (stepbrother)
• Uday Shetty (stepbrother)
• Chanda Shetty
• Chaya Shetty
• Mehek Shetty (Elder)
|Actor||Ajay Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan|
|Director(s)||Raju Hirani, Shankar, Rajamouli, James Cameron, Michael Bay|
|Car Collection||• Lamborghini Urus
• Ford Mustang GT
• Maserati GT Sport
• Range Rover Vogue
• BMW 7- Series
|Salary||He earns Rs. 49 lakh per episode. News18|
|Net Worth (as of 2019)||Rs. 32.17 croreForbes India|
1991–2002: Early work
Shetty began his career at the age of 17 as an assistant director in Ajay Devgn’s first film Phool Aur Kaante. He then worked with Devgn in Suhaag (where he was a body double for Akshay Kumar who was its second main hero) and Haqeeqat, and with Kumar in Zulmi. He then joined the Devgn starrers Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, Hindustan Ki Kasam and Raju Chacha.
2003–2009: Directorial debut and breakthrough
Shetty debuted as an independent director in 2003 with the Devgn starrer Zameen, an average grosser, before he rose to fame in 2006 when he directed the first part of Devgn’s cult comedy series Golmaal that became his first hit. His next two directorials—the comic thriller Sunday and the successful sequel of Golmaal named Golmaal Returns (both featuring Devgn)–were released theatrically in 2008 followed by All the Best: Fun Begins in 2009.
2010–present: Commercial success
The third part of Golmaal series titled Golmaal 3 (again starring Devgn) that opened theatrically in 2010 ended up as Shetty’s first and an surprising blockbuster that entered 100 Crore Club domestically. Continuing his collaborations with Devgn, Shetty begun his Cop Universe in 2011 through his action film Singham (that saw Devgn portray a police inspector fighting against corruption) and directed the comedy Bol Bachchan (also featuring Abhishek Bachchan) in 2012; both films were super hits and crossed 100 Crore Club domestically.
Shetty’s Chennai Express, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, was released on 9 August 2013. Chennai Express became the highest-grossing Bollywood film in the domestic market. The film earned over US$17.4 million to become the third-highest-grossing Bollywood film overseas. The film also set a number of box office records, for the highest opening-day gross, highest paid preview, highest single-day gross, biggest opening weekend, highest opening week and the fastest film to reach ₹100 crore and ₹2 billion in the domestic market.
Shetty has played the judge of the television show Comedy Circus.
In 2014, Shetty directed Singham Returns with Ajay Devgn, a sequel to his 2011 film Singham. He was also a part of the fifth season of television stunt game show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi in 2014 as the host taking over from the previous host Akshay Kumar. In 2014, he turned into a producer with Singham Returns, co-producing the film under his banner Rohit Shetty Productions. He directed Dilwale with Sharukh Khan and Kajol, which was a moderate box-office success. He reprised his role as host in season 6 and 8–11 of Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi.
Shetty next directed Golmaal Again, the fourth film of the Golmaal series. The film, starring Ajay Devgn and Parineeti Chopra in the lead roles, was released in October 2017, and received mixed reviews. It became the highest grossing Hindi film in 2017, the first Hindi blockbuster of 2017, as well as the highest grossing Diwali release of all time. He directed then directed the 2018 action comedy, Simmba, starring Ranveer Singh, Sara Ali Khan and Sonu Sood in the lead roles, with Ajay Devgn in a guest appearance as Bajirao Singham.
Shetty directed another feature in the Cop Universe, Sooryavanshi, starring Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif and Jackie Shroff, which was released during Diwali in 2021. It was the first major release from Hindi Cinema after lockdown due to COVID-19, the film became highest grossing Hindi film of the year. Shetty will be making his OTT debut with Indian Police Force, starring Sidharth Malhotra for Amazon Prime Video.
Directed feature films
|2008||Sunday||Remake of Anukokunda Oka Roju|
|Golmaal Returns||Based on Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar|
|2009||All The Best||Based on Marathi drama ‘Pati Sagle Uchapati’|
|2011||Singham||Remake of Singam|
|2012||Bol Bachchan||Based on Gol Maal|
|2018||Simmba||Remake of Temper|
|2023||School College Ani Life||Debut in Marathi cinema as Producer|
|2012||Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah||Promotion of film Bol Bachchan|
|2014||Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 5||Host|
|2015||Bigg Boss Halla Bol||Guest|
|2015||Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 6||Host|
|2017||Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 8|
|2018||India’s Next Superstars||Judge|
|2019||Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 9||Host|
|2019||Bigg Boss 13||Guest|
|2020||Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 10||Host|
|Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi – Made in India|
|2021||Dance Deewane 3||Guest|
|Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 11||Host|
|2021||Bigg Boss 15||Guest|
|2022||Hunarbaaz: Desh Ki Shaan|
|India’s Got Talent (season 9)|
|Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 12||Host|
|2023||Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 13|
|2016||Ranveer Ching Returns||Short film|
|2022||Made In India||Short film|